And the Weather is Going To Do What?

With the seventh caution of the day coming on Lap 138, teams are still anticipating rain. Spotters and crew chiefs are still reminding their drivers to keep digging for every spot, as the rain could come any minute.And if it does come soon and a guy like Elliott Sadler, leading when the caution waved, wins this thing? It would have to rank as one of the great upsets and most intriguing stories to start a season with in a long time. ...

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The Big One

Where to start? That looked like Brian Vickers's fault to me, for not giving ground to Junior. Having said that, Junior looked like he might have been a little hasty in putting the bumper to Vickers. Still, blocking on the backstretch with 70-some laps to run, the way Vickers did? Stupid. Should make for some interesting commentary coming out of the Infield Care Center. What will Junior have to say for himself? What will Vickers have to say about Junior? (UPDATE: Vickers fairly well blas ...

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You Can’t Make It Up

Dale Earnhardt Jr., with one of the strongest cars on the track and engineering a potentially-legendary assault from deep in the field to the top five, just pitted outside his stall, a penalty. It's the second time today he's screwed up on pit road.This time and with rain threatening, he restarts 36th. Again, somebody please tell me the last time Jimmie Johnson made this kind of rookie mistake, let alone twice in one Daytona 500. ...

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Thursday Is a Long Time Ago

Jeff Gordon will need the help of the racing gods to salvage anything from this. He went from challenging Kyle Busch for the lead to 35th, the result of a green flag stop for tires.And like that, the gods did smile, sending Sam Hornish into the pits with a blown right rear and bringing out the caution. Gordon gets the Lucky Dog. ...

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Rain’s Coming

Junior just radioed that he's racing for the win -- the rain is coming...Damn. ...

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